Most people testing positive for coronavirus will experience it lightly in the form of a flu-like illness. On the other hand, the older population or people suffering from chronic illnesses and immunosuppression are at increased risk of developing a more serious manifestation of the illness, which can possibly even lead to death.
Following is a partial list of the more common conditions and diseases that define who is at risk of developing complications:
At risk group:
Background medical conditions:
Various immunosuppressed conditions:
Oncology or HematologyOncology Treatment:
Chemotherapy, biological therapy, radiation (hormonal and immunology treatments – less)
Dr. Einat Shacham Shmueli, Head of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit at Sheba’s Cancer Center and,
Prof. Eyal Leshem, Director of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Sheba Medical Center
*This content is general information and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.